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Old 04-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #2776
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I personally like the current layout, it's different, and because of that "in my opinion" cool.
breaking from the norm is how new and "cool" things are created. keep it up!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #2777
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #2778
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^^^^ nice bet that wasn't cheap.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:04 PM   #2779
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Custom upholstered Sparco Milanos by JPM Coachworks
Wow, I am usually facepalming at the Alcantra set ups I see on here, that looks great.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:07 PM   #2780
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I agree that looks really really good
I just cant get on board with the alcantara thing, I dont think I would like a fuzzy interior
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #2781
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I had already modified the fender badge to light up using red LEDs, I took it a step further and wired them up as turn signals as well. The lights turn on with the headlights and blink in sync with the rest of the turn signals. I also put a pair of 9" LED strips in the fender vents, not sure how I feel about those just yet. The strips only flash with the turn signal, they do not stay lit at any time.

Sorry for the poor quality, but you get the idea.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:33 PM   #2782
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I had already modified the fender badge to light up using red LEDs, I took it a step further and wired them up as turn signals as well. The lights turn on with the headlights and blink in sync with the rest of the turn signals. I also put a pair of 9" LED strips in the fender vents, not sure how I feel about those just yet. The strips only flash with the turn signal, they do not stay lit at any time.

Sorry for the poor quality, but you get the idea.
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHv553zHDwI
Really love it. I might do this. But if I could, i would take it further. White wrx with headlights and red when turn signal.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:42 PM   #2783
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:49 PM   #2784
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Provide more info! I love the look.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:59 AM   #2785
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Agreed, and understood, however I have been "into cars" for a lot longer than what you are interpreting from my statement, let me clarify. I think it is just the in-between stage that is a tough look. It is like when you grow some hair and are two weeks out from the next haircut. That one picture I guess just seemed to accent everything at once. But spend $5 and paint the FMIC and piping, that is not too big of a jump. My car is FAR from a show car and I like the little rough around the edges, and I LOVE cars that are super beat and the owner embraces the "rat rod" style. But it is that in-between that can look tired.

I digress, no hate though

The fmic has been painted several times not by me and all the piping need to be stripped and prepped. Not a 5 minute job otherwise it will flake off and look like it does now lol...but yeah

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Old 04-25-2013, 01:04 PM   #2786
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Haha...word...I dig
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #2787
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I had already modified the fender badge to light up using red LEDs, I took it a step further and wired them up as turn signals as well. The lights turn on with the headlights and blink in sync with the rest of the turn signals. I also put a pair of 9" LED strips in the fender vents, not sure how I feel about those just yet. The strips only flash with the turn signal, they do not stay lit at any time.

Sorry for the poor quality, but you get the idea.
2011 WRX with Custom LED Sidemarker wired as running light and turn signal - YouTube
Did you have to add a resistor to the single side LED blinker, and/or the LED strip?
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #2788
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Did you have to add a resistor to the single side LED blinker, and/or the LED strip?
I didn't add any resistors. I used 3 of these SMD LEDs behind the side badge and they come prewired with a resistor inline. The strips didn't require anything either.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:06 AM   #2789
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I had my motor out last week and did a few custom things to it.

20G went on as well as a 3" hard inlet so I had to work with the fuel lines, I just got rid of the metal lines under the manifold and ran rubber hoses. I pretty much just followed APS's instructions. I had the harness out too so I did the following,

Engine wiring harness, got rid of the uneeded plugs, air pump delete on my 07, 2x TGV plugs per side, and the air check valve that runs from the pcv to the turbo inlet. Also wrapped the gray part in black now.

I tried to do a wire tuck but Geez there is no room under there.



This is what came out.


Also deleted the oil heat exchanger to fit my EL headers on my 07 wrx.
Pulled the nipple from the waterpump and tapped it for a 1/4 npt plug, I guess next go round I'll just order a 08 wrx pump.


Also order the OEM plug for Legacies and what not without the heat exchanger and removed the nipple by the oil filter.



NEXT UP: temp switch on the I/C to controller the sprayer.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:29 AM   #2790
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Isnt that a downgrade to remove the oil cooler?
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:59 AM   #2791
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Nothing crazy, got the idea from someone else in this thread to use the led third brake light off the wrx wing in the rear window, but I wanted to try it at the top instead. Took maybe 5-10 minutes to do, didn't need to extend any wires and they're all hidden behind the headliner and c-pillar trim.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:03 AM   #2792
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Isnt that a downgrade to remove the oil cooler?
The OEM cooler really does nothing besides lower the oil filter toward ground whacking level. It more keeps oil and water temps consistent between each other then actually cool the oil. Hence the reason why JDM/Sepc-C and RA-R Subys are not running them. If Subaru was truly worried about high oil temps they would be running a line directly through the radiator like an auto trans fluid line or an out front actual oil cooler ....an option on the JDM STi's

I seriously doubt the new Subaru motor design ( the BRZ's turbo motor I think its call a FA20? as to the EJ20) will have one either. Perhaps they will actually go to a real cooler setup for that??

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:06 AM   #2793
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Nothing crazy, got the idea from someone else in this thread to use the led third brake light off the wrx wing in the rear window, but I wanted to try it at the top instead. Took maybe 5-10 minutes to do, didn't need to extend any wires and they're all hidden behind the headliner and c-pillar trim.
Cool mite try that.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:08 PM   #2794
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The OEM cooler really does nothing besides lower the oil filter toward ground whacking level. It more keeps oil and water temps consistent between each other then actually cool the oil. Hence the reason why JDM/Sepc-C and RA-R Subys are not running them. If Subaru was truly worried about high oil temps they would be running a line directly through the radiator like an auto trans fluid line or an out front actual oil cooler ....an option on the JDM STi's

I seriously doubt the new Subaru motor design ( the BRZ's turbo motor I think its call a FA20? as to the EJ20) will have one either. Perhaps they will actually go to a real cooler setup for that??

how did you delete the oil cooler? plug the lines going to it? and how does the oil filter mount then?
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:06 PM   #2795
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how did you delete the oil cooler? plug the lines going to it? and how does the oil filter mount then?

I specifically called it a heat exchanger because it is not an oil cooler

I deleted mine its posted above
1. buy a block plug from subaru (or leave in place if connecting a hose between the waterpump)
2. buy a double ended nipple from subaru
3. buy a 08 wrx water pump, tap and plug water pump, cap it off, or run hose from waterpump to nipple by oil filter (in lieu of removing the nipple)

Take off heat exchanger, take of mounting plate, leaving bare block with threaded hole where oil filter would go. Screw in the double sided nipple, then screw on an oil filter.

I did this to run EL headers on my 07 wrx (necessary), and only deleted because I realized it really doesn't do anything to help or hurt the car.

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:51 PM   #2796
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The spec-c and ra both come WITH the external oil cooler though...
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:27 PM   #2797
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I specifically called it a heat exchanger because it is not an oil cooler

I deleted mine its posted above
1. buy a block plug from subaru (or leave in place if connecting a hose between the waterpump)
2. buy a double ended nipple from subaru
3. tap and plug water pump, cap it off, or run hose from waterpump to nipple by oil filter (in lieu of removing the nipple)

Take off heat exchanger, take of mounting plate, leaving bare block with threaded hole where oil filter would go. Screw in the double sided nipple, then screw on an oil filter.

I did this to run EL headers on my 07 wrx (necessary), and only deleted because I realized it really doesn't do anything to help or hurt the car.

awesome, might have to do this on my ej205 build
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:35 PM   #2798
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If all goes well I'll be installing a rear view camera in my trunk key lock early next week. I'll post up some pictures once I get started.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:15 PM   #2799
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The OEM cooler really does nothing besides lower the oil filter toward ground whacking level. It more keeps oil and water temps consistent between each other then actually cool the oil.
Some refer to them as an oil heater. To be fair I wouldn't go out of my way to remove one from a street car. I added a stock one to my 09 WRX, probably the only person to do so. I had an oil temp gauge. The oil lags the coolant about 5-10 min on warmup without, but barely at all with the "cooler". On the hot side the oil only ran a little cooler maybe 5 deg or so with, on hot days a little more. If you dump the stock cooler, make sure you are good and warm or have an oil temp gauge so you don't stomp on it with cold oil. Though Subaru dumped it for US WRX, all ROW WRX and the STI have the cooler/heater.

Any serious cooling needs like an external cooler, the temp varation between oil and coolant is not enough to transfer a ton of heat out of the oil, and you are putting all that load into the cooling system anyways.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:10 AM   #2800
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Wrapped some of my interior

I really dig this. Very clean, I have been looking around and trying to find something clean and worth the money and time to do to the interior pieces.

Does this suede or alcantara last? It looks really nice but I am wondering if it will fade?
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